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Robert Burns, shareholder in Buchanan's Energy section, was quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, “Red tape or climate protections? Infrastructure bill puts new spotlight on federal permitting.” He comments on the Trump administration’s revised NEPA rules that were implemented last year in efforts to quicken project reviews.  

“You still have a review, but it happens in a more reasonable time frame” under the Trump-era rules, said Robert L. Burns Jr., a Pittsburgh-based energy lawyer for Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney.

“If you’re trying to get an approval for a port facility, and the fear is that you’re going to ship either coal or liquified natural gas to somewhere else and it’s going to be burned, I don’t know how to measure the potential impacts of that very easily,” Mr. Burns said.